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Posted on: February 15, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Coconino County In-Custody Inmate Death-Apparent Suicide

Flagstaff, AZ – Yesterday evening at approximately 8:00 PM, while conducting a security and welfare check, Detention Officers discovered an inmate hanging by a bed sheet which was tied around the neck and tied to the assist handle near the toilet area in the cell. Officers immediately called for additional staff for assistance and began Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and other lifesaving measures.  Additionally, they requested a response of Emergency Medical Services.  CPR was conducted by Detention staff until personnel from Guardian Medical Transport and the Flagstaff Fire Department arrived and took over lifesaving efforts.  Emergency medical personnel performed CPR until 8:20 PM, at which time, the individual was declared deceased.  The individual was currently housed in a cell by themselves.  The individual was not on suicide watch and answered no to the suicide questions during the initial officer-initiated screening process and the medical staff-initiated screening process.  At this time no foul play is suspected and it appears that the individual died by apparent suicide.  The name and additional information will not be released until next of kin has been notified.
The death is currently under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division and pending autopsy and review by the Coconino County Medical Examiner. 
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